The garage door is often overlooked when we’re planning remodeling ideas and projects, but it is a huge part of your home’s curb appeal! The garage door is a large portion of what visitors and passers by see as they go near your house, yet many of us will buy a house or a garage door and forget about it for 20 years while improving just about everything else about the house inside and out. In today’s article, we’re going to go over a few simple ways that you can refresh and give your garage door a makeover in a weekend without blowing your budget out of the water.
Deep Clean And Install New Seals
Sometimes a little TLC can go a long way. Think about renting a pressure washer or just using your trusty garden hose to spray down the outside of your garage door and get all of the dust, cobwebs, and debris off of it. The environmental seals at the bottom may also need replacing, so might as well do that while you’re at it. This will help your garage look shiny and clean for months to come!
Add A Fresh Coat Of Paint
As we know from remodeling indoors, a fresh coat of paint on an accent wall or on old cabinets can do wonders for the look and feel of the home. The same goes for your garage! Try painting it a contrasting or bright color that still matches with your current color scheme to turn your garage door from an eye sore to a conversation piece.
Bonus: Add A Custom Design Or Paint Pattern
Don’t be afraid to do something a little out of the box or different by adding a few stenciled custom patterns or colored flourishes! It can really make your door stand out in the crowd while still maintaining a small budget.
Add Decorative Accents To The Door AKA Faux Hardware
There are plenty of beautiful and fun faux hardware kits that you can buy at your local big box hardware store or home improvement store that will give your garage door a whole new look in a single afternoon. You can add gear that makes it look like an old wooden barn door or you can add pieces that make it look like your garage door has windows. You can even find kits that have cutouts of animals and plants to go that extra mile.
Adding Decorative Skins Or Panels
Another great project is to skip the painting altogether and just apply decorative adhesive panels to your garage door to really make it pop. You can make your garage door look like wooden panels or even stone or stucco. There are tons of options that are available online or at your local store.
Closing The Door On This Topic
Your garage door is the window to your home’s soul in a lot of ways. We hope that these project ideas can help inspire you in your next home improvement adventure this year. We want to make sure that every homeowner is prepared for the task ahead with the best news and information and quality products available. Shop our store online here or contact us to learn more about what FAMCO has to offer when it comes to high quality HVAC supplies and ventilation accessories.